PMID: 2051Jul 1, 1975

Postoperative peritonitis. Use of metabolic disorders as criteria for reoperations

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
J C ManelliJ Bimar

Abstract

The authors compared three groups of subjects: - the first group (11 patients) : re-operated for post-operative peritonitis; - the second group (6 patients) : re-operated for evisceration without any underlying lesion; - the third group (8 patients) : non-reoperated, complicated abdominal surgery. Study of the different laboratory parameters helped to identify a number of changes which could plead in favor of reintervention, in the group of peritonitis. Among these modifications, the progressive fall in the urinary Na/K ratio and the negativity of the nitrogen balance appear to play a privileged role.

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